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Anstey Watkins, J, Goudge, J, Gómez-Olivé, X, Huxley, C, Dodd, K and Griffiths, F. (2018). mHealth text and voice communication for the monitoring of patients’ chronic disease within low-resourced settings: a realist review. British Medical Journal of Global Health. (

Anstey Watkins, J., Goudge, J., Gómez-Olivé, X. and Griffiths, F. (2018). Mobile phone use among patients and health workers to enhance primary healthcare: qualitative study in rural South Africa. Social Science & Medicine. (DOI:

Anstey Watkins, J. (2016). "Mandela’s generation: 99 years old and still thriving and surviving - this is the story of Mama Matlala". Global Health Action. 9: 33899. (DOI: 10.3402/gha.v9.33899).

Huxley, C., Atherton, H.C., Anstey Watkins, J. and Griffiths, F. (2015). ‘Digital communication between clinician and patient in General Practice: A realist review’. BMJ GP. 65 (641): e813-821. (DOI: 10.3399/bjgp15X687853).

Anstey Watkins, J., Sello. L, Cluver, L., Kaplan, L. and Boyes, M. (2014). "At school, I got myself a certificate": HIV/AIDS orphanhood and secondary education: A qualitative study of risk and protective factors. Global Social Welfare. 1:111 (DOI:10.1007/s40609-014-0022-9).

Under review

Anstey Watkins, J., Wagner, F, Gómez-Olivé, X, Sankoh, O, Wertheim, H and Kinsman, J. Rural South African community perceptions of antibiotic access and use: a qualitative approach. (Submitted to American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene – Feb 2018). (ABACUS study with Wits/Umea).

Papers In Progress

Odendaal W.A., Anstey Watkins, J., Goudge J., Griffiths F., Tomlinson M., Leon N., and Daniels K. (2017). Healthcare workers’ perceptions and experience on using mHealth technologies to deliver primary healthcare services. Cochrane systematic review. Further review info:

Anstey Watkins, J., Twine, R., Kahn, K., Lewando-Hundt, G., Byass, P. and Kinsman, J. Community experiences of living within a health and demographic site: Qualitative research from rural South Africa. (Global Bioethics).

Anstey Watkins, J., Goudge, J., Gómez-Olivé, X. and Griffiths, F. The case of South Africa’s mHealth policy development and implementation (SAHR).

Reviewer for:

Charles Hall, Edward Fottrell, Sophia Wilkinson and Peter Byass (2014). "Assessing the impact of mHealth interventions in low- and middle-income countries – what has been shown to work?". Global Health Action.

"Keeping secrets in the cloud: mobile phones, data security and privacy within the context of pregnancy and childbirth in Tanzania". Social Science & Medicine.
"Relevance of a toll-free call service using an interactive voice server to strengthen health system governance and responsiveness in Burkina Faso". Journal of Healt policy and Management.

"MomConnect: History, evolution, successes and challenges "BMJ Global Health.